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David Palombo

July 15, 2010

Turkey, 1920 – Jerusalem, Israel, 1966

David Palombo was a sculptor who created large monuments as well as functional small religious and domestic items such as candle sticks and menorahs. Palombo studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. He is most celebrated for the iron gates he created for the Yad Va´shem Holocaust Museum and the Knesset. Both gates reference the Holocaust with their sharp points and angles. He worked almost exclusively in iron in his prolific but short life. Ironically, the iron master was killed on his motorcycle by an iron chain used to close off a religious neighborhood to traffic on Shabbat.

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